Facebook: Full Screen Feature

Full Screen Viewing:

Did you know that facebook (uggh, I really struggle not capitalizing the name) now allows full screen viewing? (Or, as facebook puts it fullscreen, as one word.) Regardless if I agree with the grammar, I was thrilled when I saw the feature. Too often I had wished, “If only I could see this graphic enlarged?” Now we can.

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Many times I have heard people get frustrated with the changes that facebook has made, but this is one change that is well worth the learning curve. And, a simple learning curve at that. Here is how to access the full screen feature.

Double click on the graphic that you are viewing on the wall or timeline. Once the graphic appears on screen, hover your mouse over the top right corner of the graphic. You will see a diagonal double ended arrow appear.

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Once you click that icon, you will see facebook.com is now “fullscreen.”

You will then be asked to “Allow” or “Deny” the fullscreen view. it’s up to you. I chose to allow the fullscreen feature. You also have the option to click the gray box so that facebook remembers your decision.

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Once you click “Allow”, facebook automatically takes you into a fullscreen view. You may want to note that you can exit the feature just by hitting the “esc” key on the top left hand corner of your keyboard. That is the left-hand pinky finger’s responsibility – far stretch, but the pinky finger can do it.

Really, it is that simple!

Banner on the Bottom of the Graphic

Another little tidbit, that has been around, but I would like to bring to your attention on facebook is the neat banner on the bottom of the photo. On the banner, right below the photo, in nice-sized, clear, words, you can “Tag Photo,” select “Options,” “Share” or “Like”. The feature is not particularly new, but like I said, it is crisp, clear, and clean, and very easy to find. Maybe facebook realized they now have an older audience anxious to enter into social media.

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Also, on the left of the screen, you will be able to see what number photo you are on out of the total number of timeline photos you are viewing.

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Tag, Add Location, and Edit

Next, facebook has make it possible to edit your post. You know what I mean, right? Just in case your right pinky finger gets too happy, and unwillingly hits “enter” before your post was proofed or finished.

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I have to admit that I am not a big fan of giving everybody a play-by-play of where I am or where I have been, but the location button is ideal for those vacations you took, or those special events that you attended that you would love to catalog in your facebook Albums.


Although this week’s blog is short and sweet. I thought it was well worth sharing. Are there other little tricks you would be interested in knowing about on your favorite social media outlet? Just let us know below, in the comment section of this blog. And we would be happy to either write about them, or reach out to you and tell you how to do it.

2 Responses to Facebook: Full Screen Feature

  1. Tracey at #

    That is so cool, Bern. Thanks for pointing the full-screen option out. With so many people posting images (and especially infographics) that is a great feature that I will be using all the time. Thanks for sharing!

    • Thank you Tracey, I was excited to see it myself. The full screen allows people to see more detail too! So when you are trying to look at the old family photo that was posted, you can actually tell who the people are.

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